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Plea to extend filing deadline due income tax portal glitches

Plea to extend filing deadline due income tax portal glitches

Persistent glitches at the new income tax portal have prompted tax professionals to urge union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to extend the income tax filing deadline to February 28, 2022.

The last date for filing returns for assessment year 2021-22 is December 31.
Direct Tax Professionals’ Association has listed several problems with the new income tax portal, which was inaugurated in June but has since faced flak on account of multiple technical glitches .

According to the DTPA, the income tax portal is not allowing the filing of Form 10-IE, which allows taxpayers to exercise/withdraw the option on the new income tax regime.

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